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Are natural remedies as effective as lipitor?

Lipitor, also known as atorvastatin, is a medication used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood. According to Drug Patent Watch [1], Lipitor is a prescription drug that has been on the market since 1996 and has been shown to be effective in reducing cholesterol levels. However, some people may prefer natural remedies to manage their cholesterol levels.

The British Heart Foundation [2] suggests that there are several natural remedies that can help lower cholesterol levels. These include eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, quitting smoking, reducing alcohol intake, and taking supplements such as omega-3 fatty acids, plant sterols, and psyllium.

However, a recent study mentioned in NPR [3] found that statins, such as Lipitor, are vastly superior to supplements in reducing cholesterol levels. The study, which involved over 15,000 participants, found that statins reduced LDL cholesterol levels by an average of 55%, while supplements only reduced LDL cholesterol levels by an average of 4%.

In conclusion, while natural remedies may help lower cholesterol levels, they may not be as effective as prescription medications such as Lipitor. It is important to speak with a healthcare professional to determine the best course of action for managing cholesterol levels.


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